Sponsored: SPF Superstars | An Advertorial

Sponsored: SPF Superstars | An Advertorial
Sponsored: SPF Superstars | An Advertorial

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According to buying trends, sunscreen is one of the top-selling products beginning in April, as people prepare for more time spent outdoors, vacations planned during the summer, and the like. Wearing sunscreen is important for several reasons:

  1. Protection from UV radiation: Sunscreen helps to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Exposure to UV radiation can lead to sunburn, premature aging, and an increased risk of skin cancer.
  2. Preventing skin damage: Sunscreen helps to prevent damage to the skin caused by exposure to the sun’s rays. This damage can include dark spots, fine lines, and wrinkles.
  3. Lower risk of skin cancer: Regular use of sunscreen can significantly lower the risk of developing skin cancer, including melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer.
  4. Maintaining an even skin tone: Sunscreen can help to maintain an even skin tone by preventing the development of dark spots and hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage.
  5. Reducing the risk of sunburn: Sunburn can be painful and uncomfortable, and wearing sunscreen can help to prevent it. This is especially important for people with fair skin, who are more prone to sunburn.

Featured SPF Superstars

Avene Solaire UV Mineral Multi-Defense Sunscreen SPF 50+ offers broad spectrum protection by using 12% Zinc Oxide as its UV filter. It is supposed to “soothe and calm sensitive skin,” and it is “approved by the National Eczema Association.”

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun: Rice + Probiotic SPF50+ PA++++ is a chemical-based sunscreen that is supposed to “deeply moisturizer” while absorbing quickly without stickiness.

CosRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50+ PA+++ works as sunscreen but is formulated with aloe leaf to help hydrate and soothe the skin.

Dermalogica offers several products with SPF, with one of their top-sellers being their Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 Moisturizer, which is available in different sizes. Per the brand, it is recommended for normal, dry, and combination skin and is touted as a 3-in-1 daily moisturizer that “visibly firms, hydrates skin, and protects.” Its active ingredients include Avobenzone (3%) and Octinoxate (7.5%).

Dr. Brandt Liquid Sun Shield SPF 50 utilizes non-nano Zinc Oxide as its UV filter, so it is a mineral-based sunscreen for those who prefer that type over chemical-based sunscreens.

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 is designed for those seeking a sunscreen that offers broad spectrum protection but will also help with skin discoloration and acne. It combines 9% Zinc Oxide with7.5% Octinoxate.

ILIA Super Serum Skin Tint SPF 40 offers sheer coverage paired with broad spectrum coverage that uses mineral-based UV filters. The formula uses 12% Zinc Oxide to provide sun protection, while the product itself is supposed to offer a dewy finish that adds moisture to the skin.

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 offers sunscreen protection for lips while keeping them hydrating. It does so using Octinoxate 7.5%, Avobenzone 3.0%, Petrolatum 40.2%, and Lanolin 13.5%.

Kopari Sun Shield Soft Glow Daily Face SPF 30 is a newly-released product from the brand that is designed to be a glowy, broad spectrum moisturizer that is supposed to work as a makeup primer while being fragrance-free. It includes Homosalate 10%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 4%, and Avobenzone 3%.

Kosas DreamBeam SPF 40 PA++++ is a recently launched mineral-based SPF that includes 21.7% non-nano Zinc Oxide to provide SPF 40 protection. This product touts a “peachy pink” hue to help cancel out the bluish cast from the Zinc Oxide.

La Roche-Posay offers a multitude of sunscreens, including their Anthelios Melt-in Sunscreen Milk SPF 60 that utilizes a mix of Avobenzone 3% (Sunscreen), Homosalate 10.72% (Sunscreen), Octisalate 3.21% (Sunscreen), Octocrylene 6% (Sunscreen), Oxybenzone 3.86% (Sunscreen) to offer broad spectrum protection.

Murad offers several products with SPF protection, including their Perfecting Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ which provides hydration and broad spectrum SPF. It features Avobenzone, (2.0%) Homosalate (6.5%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (5.0%), and Oxybenzone (4.0%).

Mustelo Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 50 includes 80 minutes of sweat-and water-resistance for all types of outdoor activities. It is also fragrance-free, and the stick format makes it very travel-friendly. It has 19.7% Zinc Oxide.

Saie Sun Visor SPF 35 is a mineral-based sunscreen that uses 15% Zinc Oxide to deliver broad spectrum protection, while the formula is designed to l eave behind sheer golden pearl for a radiant finish.

Supergoop PLAY is offered in SPF 30 and SPF 50 as well as in a variety of sizes and formulations ranging from lotion to spray. Their formula utilizes Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (10%), Octisalate (5%), Octocrylene (7.5%) in the SPF 50 formulation.

Tatcha Silken Pore Perfection Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++ is supposed to have a matte finish and feel weightless. It utilizes a mix of mineral and chemical sunscreens with 15% Zinc Oxide and 5% Octisalate.

Tula’s Protect + Glow Daily Sunscreen Gel Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is available in regular and supersize. It includes probiotic extracts, pineapple and papaya, and is recommended for year-round usage. The active ingredients include Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 10%, and Octisalate 5%.

Versed is another option for those looking for a mineral-based sunscreen with its Guards Up Daily Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 moisturizer. It utilizes non-nano zinc oxide (15.2%).


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Genevieve Avatar

It’s great to see so many excellent choices regarding sunscreen and moisturisers around these days, especially formulated for differing skin types. As someone with very fair skin, these have been a lifeline to me. I have used the La Roche Posay’s Ultra Light SPF 50+ and Dermaveen’s Sensitive Skin and Face 50+ and can recommend both.

Lesley Avatar

I believe that sunscreen made in Asia or the EU have better filters than those made in the US. The EU ones can be ordered on line and many places in the US offer Korean and Japanese cosmetics. Personally, I am on my sixth or seventh tube of the Beauty of Joseon Sun Relief. It works beautifully under makeup.

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